Saturday, March 28, 2009

Chacarero (part II)

The other day I made a special trip out for a Chacarero fix. For those of you unfamiliar with this amazing Chilean sandwich, it begins with homemade bread (flat, slightly sweet with a bit of salt) that is topped with thinly sliced grilled chicken, steamed green beans, Muenster cheese, fresh tomatoes and then a delicious avocado spread, salt, pepper and a spicy sauce. What really made my day was the beef empanada I had on the side - the empanada was made with a light, delicious crust, and filled with a juicy mix of ground beef, boiled egg, olives, onion, and what tasted like sweet grapes. It was the most amazing empanada I've ever had. YUM!

I somehow doubt the Chilean sandwich has made it's way out to Iowa City...


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Monday, March 23, 2009

pequitobun on Gossip Girl

One of my favorite jewelry designers, pequitobun, is going to be featured on tonight's episode of Gossip Girl!!! I am super-excited, and will be closely watching Jenny Humphrey in hopes of spotting a pequitobun one-of-a-kind!

I now feel quite fashion-forward in choosing to wear a pequitobun piece at my upcoming wedding!


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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tonight's Persian-inspired dinner


cheese and crackers




aushak with chickpea sauce

main course:


roasted asparagus



Rose and cardamom cake

Tuesday, March 3, 2009